Anakana Schofield – Award Winning Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky

I am friends with people — specifically a woman — who bought their first record in 1975, age 4. Que? Comment?  Oh the inadequacy. I was unable to make such a life affirming purchase until 1982. A late bloomer. I cannot count my mother’s purchase of The Pope’s Visit to Knock, despite its demanding rock n roll quality upon the papal touchdown.

When did you buy your first record or song on itunes if that’s your generation or 78rpm?

Another record tale of some inadequacy is that my mother actually borrowed the sleeve of Culture Club’s 2nd album for me from a woman who had the record. I had the record sleeve for quite a while and gazed upon it fondly moins record. But I recall the delight when she pulled it out of the boot of the car. With hindsight it was a tremendous gesture on her behalf to seek it out for me.

We used to record songs on tapes of the radio, later on in more savvy musico years we devoured John Peel’s sessions and taped them and taped over them.

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